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Dell XPS M1530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1394 reviews of Dell XPS M1530. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the portability and screen. The usability and design also get good feedback. Views are divided on the battery. Many are less positive about the connectivity and touchpad.

performance, design, usability, screen, portability

sound, energy, touchpad, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell XPS M1530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Dell XPS M1530


alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Dell XPS M1530 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the design and performance. The portability and price also get good views, but there are some critical opinions about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, performance, design


74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: DELL XPS M1530 (XPS-M1530) PC NotebookDELL XPS M1530 (XPS-M1530) PC Notebook

Mar, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Dell XPS M1530


alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of Dell XPS M1530 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the design and price. The screen and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical reviews about the reliability and keyboard.

performance, usability, screen, price, design

size, sound, touchpad, keyboard, reliability

60% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.


Mar, 2019


Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (

Dell XPS M1530


Dell takes the superb M1330 chassis and expands it to a 15.4in frame. Is this a stroke of genius or has it missed the mark?

As 15.4 notebooks go the XPS M1530 is exceedingly slim and good looking, making it great option for those who want a desktop replacement but don't want to sacrifice on styling or features.

Dec, 2007

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Dell XPS M1530 review


Attractive, powerful and not too expensive, the M1530 sounds like the perfect laptop. Well, almost...

Great looking, built like a tank and very well specced for the price. The only possible turn off is the rubber finish

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Stephen Patrick (

Dell XPS M1530 laptop


When Dell announced it would be overhauling its premium notebook brand, the XPS line, with an ultraportable in the form of the XPS M1330, the company was clearly on to a winning formula. So, it comes as no surprise this latest model is exactly the same...

Great design, powerful

Not as cool as the lighter M1330

If you liked the styling of the XPS M1330 but felt it a little too small for everyday use, the XPS M1530 is the machine for you. It has the same great build quality and a specification that puts other machines of this price to shame. However, what...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Alex Bentley (

Dell XPS M1530 - Premium versus Basic review


Does spending more necessarily mean better performance?

Excellent screen ; Impressive usability ; Great spec ; Powerful performance

A fantastic, great performing consumer laptop

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : TechRadar (

Dell XPS M1530 review


A stylish and powerful follow-up to the M1330

Comfortable to use ; Looks great ; Good screen

Not compatible with DirectX 10 ; Short battery life

Looking like a larger version of the M1330, this is a powerhouse portable

Feb, 2008


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Dell XPS M1530 review


Dell's XPS brand is associated with gaming laptops, but the M1530 excels in a wide variety of tasks. This model has been generously upgraded over the M1530 we reviewed in Shopper 243 but costs just £20 more.

Aug, 2008

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Dell XPS M1530


Sasha Muller gets his hands on Dell's latest mid-range laptop, and says he'd like to keep them there.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Nikolaj Grundtvig (

Dell XPS 1530 – Media Center and Design


I have had the opportunity of testing the Dell XPS 1530 that, among other things, offers a 2, 00 GHz T7250 processor, 256 Mb Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT, 2048 MB DDR2 RAM as well as a 15.4” screen size. The laptop mainly speaks to the light multimedia...

Best in class Laptop for $1000

Finger Print reader software from UPEK is quite slow at detection and it's not practical ; Finish could have been a little teeny better - especially the way the battery area attaches to the keyboard area

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Iain Laskey (

Review: Dell XPS M1530 Laptop


Iain Laskey finds Dell's M1530 just the thing for all your mobile computing needs...

Great feature set, fast, GFX card, HDMI out

keyboard/touchpad could be better

The Dell XPS 1530 series can be had from around £499+VAT upwards depending on options. For this you get a great chassis packed with features that really set it apart from the budget offerings that litter the supermarket shelves at £300 or so. Yes it...

Expert review by : Good Gear (

Expert Review


If you want some power under the hood but still need mobility this XPS from Dell is a great option. We're keen on the design and build as well as the features in tow.

Strong build, nice design, powerful components and quick start MediaDirect functionality, Digital/Analogue TV tuner, HDMI


Aug, 2009

Product Specifications


Number of battery cells:6


Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display diagonal:39.1
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Screen Resolution:
Screen Size:15.4 in


Optical Drive:DVD-RW/CD-RW


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce Go 8400M GS / NVIDIA GeForce Go 8600M GT
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 0.256


CPU Speed:2 GHz
CPU Type:Intel Core 2 Duo/Intel Pentium 4 M
Hard Drive Size:120 GB/160 GB/250 GB
Internal Memory:2048 MB/3072 MB


Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad


Weight:99.99 kg
Weight (lb):220 lb.


Internal Memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Memory clock speed:667
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 1 / 2 x 2


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD±RW

Other features

Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Model availability:DK
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:802.11a/b/g / 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:Y
TV out port:S-Video
TV out type:S-Video
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:90


Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10.5 / 11 / 12 / 12.5
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 410
Processing Die size:107 / 143
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 6
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
Processor core voltage (AC):1.062 - 1.150
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.83 / 2.1 / 2.4 / 2.56
Processor front side bus:667 / 800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor Model:T5550 / T8100 / T8300 / T9300
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series
Processor Socket:Socket 478 / Socket P
Processor system type:Up
Processor threads:2
Stepping:C0 / M0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Processor ARK ID:32427 / 33099 / 33916 / 33917
Processor code:SLAYY
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Fingerprint Reader: Yes


Bundled software:Microsoft Works 9.0 - Danish, 15 Month McAfee SecurityCentre 9.0
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Premium


Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 320



Weight & Dimensions

Height (front):2.37
Height (rear):3.51